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25.10.2019

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Cefic Announces Winners of European Responsible Care Awards 2019

This year’s European Responsible Care Awards are dominated by projects promoting digitalisation and circularity in the chemical industry. The 2019 winners are essenscia, Kemira Oyj, Solvay and Neste Oyj.

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18.10.2019

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CIA and Cefic’s Statement on Brexit

The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) have issued a statement on the Brexit deal under which they state that the chemical industry is cautious but at the same time relieved by the progress made on Brexit.

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26.09.2019

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Cefic Signs Declaration of Circular Plastics Alliance

The Circular Plastics Alliance aims at putting back 10 million tonnes of recycled plastic into products by 2025. For this purpose, Cefic will increase chemical recycling in the European Union as it will play an important role for recycling plastics.

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23.09.2019

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Cefic Signs Declaration of Circular Plastics Alliance

The Circular Plastics Alliance aims at putting back 10 million tonnes of recycled plastic into products by 2025. For this purpose, Cefic will increase chemical recycling in the European Union as it will play an important role for recycling plastics.

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04.09.2019

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Chemical Recycling is Gaining Momentum

The European Chemical Industry Council – Cefic shares the advantages of the chemical recycling technology in order to solve the plastic waste problem.

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02.08.2019

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Around 60 Chemical Manufacturers to Re-Evaluate Chemicals Safety Data

59 chemical manufacturers have signed up for Cefic’s action plan to re-evaluate their chemicals safety data in their ‘Reach’ Registration Dossiers. The European Chemical Industry Council also has plans to launch a pilot project with ECHA wherein it will review and improve selecte...

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12.07.2019

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EU Chemicals Production Grows 1.7 % in Q1 2019 Compared to Q4 2018

Cefic has recently published its ‘Chemicals Trends Report’ and has revealed certain key findings for the European chemicals industry. Data regarding output in the chemical industry and other manufacturing sectors as well as sales and trade volumes can also be accessed via this re...

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09.07.2019

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Trade Deal between EU and Mercosur to Benefit Chemicals Industry

With the new deal, duties for over 90 % of EU chemical exports will be eliminated. It will also provide duty-free access to 450,000 tonnes of ethanol for chemical use which will enable the European chemical industry to increase the use of renewables for the production of bio base...

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01.07.2019

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Cefic Initiates Action Plan for Improving ‘Reach’ Dossiers

The Action Plan aims to offer ‘Reach’ registration holders a framework through which they can review their chemical safety data that has been already submitted under ‘Reach’. The plan will be carried out in close cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency.

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27.06.2019

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Cefic Aims to Develop ‘Sustainable Europe’ by 2050

Cefic is encouraging industry players to speak about the prospects of the chemical industry and its significance in creating a more successful and sustainable Europe in the future. The European trade association also emphasises on the importance of working towards developing an ‘...

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23.05.2019

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European Chemical Industry Focuses on Implementing ‘Reach’

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) is the largest environmental regulation formulated by the European Union. With the assistance of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Reach aims at improving the quality of data present in numerous Reac...

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15.04.2019

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Chemicals Output Continues to Decline as Global Economy Slows Down

A recent report by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) tracks the current chemicals industry in the European Union. In 2018, chemicals output was down by 0.7 % while chemicals sales rose by €18.2 billion in the same year.

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04.03.2019

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Chemicals Trends Report

A report by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) showcases that the output has declined slightly amid global economic downturn.

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02.03.2019

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Cefic Reacts to ECHA’s Progress Report on Dossier and Substance Evaluation

Cefic is interacting with ECHA and member companies to make ‘Reach’ work. It is also assessing how it can further help its members to carry out the process with ease.

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26.02.2019

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Cefic, ECHA, EU Member States Collaborate to Identify Plastic Additives in EU

Together, the EU representatives have come up with a comprehensive inventory of plastic additives used in the region. This move is expected to further improve the safety of chemicals.

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26.02.2019

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Cefic, ECHA, EU Member States Collaborate to Identify Plastic Additives in EU

Together, the EU representatives have come up with a comprehensive inventory of plastic additives used in the region. This move is expected to further improve the safety of chemicals.

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17.01.2019

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Major Global Alliance Contributes Over 1 Billion Dollars to End Plastic Waste

Some of the leading companies around the globe are associated with this alliance and together they are keen to eliminate the serious issue of plastic waste which is affecting the environment across the globe.

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12.12.2018

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EU Chemical Industry Optimistic for 2019

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has forecasted that the growth of the EU chemical industry will stabilise in the coming year. The council is also predicting a 0.5 % growth in the next year as compared to 2018.

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26.11.2018

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Cefic Content with Brexit Agreement

With the UK and EU sealing the draft agreement on Brexit, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have jointly expressed their satisfaction towards the agreement. Both the organisations are optimistic about the continued partic...

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29.10.2018

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Cefic Announces Winners for European Responsible Care 2018

The winners have been awarded for their innovative projects that focus on improving health, safety and environmental standards in the chemical industry. Spearheaded by Cefic, the industry council aims to advance the Responsible Care programme in Europe.

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28.10.2018

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Versalis CEO Daniele Ferrari Becomes Cefic President

Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni) and President of Plastics Europe was elected President of Cefic, effective immediately, at Cefic’s annual General Assembly.

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17.10.2018

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Chemical Industry and Unions Call on European Commission to Update Work Regulations

The chemical industry and trade unions agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with exposure to substances toxic to reproduction at the workplace.

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08.08.2018

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Chemicals Industry Continues to Grow in 2018

The EU chemicals sector continues to register positive growth in 2018, Cefic reports. According to the European Chemical Industry Council, chemicals output was up 1.1 % between January and May, while chemicals prices climbed 2.3 % during the same period.

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12.07.2018

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Cefic Expects Decent Chemical Growth in EU for 2018 and 2019

Amidst the uncertain economic and trade scenario across the globe, the EU region is predicted to grow at 1.5 % this year as well as the following year.

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28.06.2018

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Cefic Signs MoU to Collaborate on Renewable Energy Sourcing

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the RE-Source Platform.

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02.05.2018

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Strengthening Chemicals and Waste Management in Argentina

A group of industry, government and international experts have convened in the city of Buenos Aires to support strengthening the sound management of chemicals and waste in Argentina.

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16.01.2018

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Plus 5.6 %: Chlorine to Make a Comeback in Europe

Water, Pharmaceuticals and polymers are pushing the demand for chlorine. Especially output in Europe grew considerably, despite the end of mercury based production in December.

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10.01.2018

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Chlorine Production and Capacity Utilization in Europe

According to a study published by Euro Chlor, European chlorine production reached 823,530 tonnes in November 2017.

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15.11.2017

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EU Institutions Reach Deal on Reform of Emission Trading Scheme

The Council, European Parliament and European Commission have reached a provisional political deal on reforming the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

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01.11.2017

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Cefic Launches Chemistry Can Sustainability Report

As a solution provider and supplier to virtually all sectors of the economy, the chemical industry is a key player in making the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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25.08.2017

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EU Chemicals Industry Grows Significantly in 2017

According to the Cefic Chemical Trends Report mid-year overview, chemicals output in the EU grew significantly during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016. However, production remains below the first quarter of 2008.

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17.07.2017

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EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

According to a study published by Cefic, the production in the EU chemicals sector grew 2.4 % through April 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. The output reached the highest level for eight years.

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17.07.2017

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EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

According to a study published by Cefic, the production in the EU chemicals sector grew 2.4 % through April 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. The output reached the highest level for eight years.

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28.06.2017

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Cefic Discusses Future of 'Reach' in a Post-Brexit World

With the 2018 Reach registration deadline looming on the horizon for Europe’s chemical companies, Cefic gathered representatives from industry, authorities and the political sphere to discuss how Europe’s legislative framework for chemical management can be strengthened over the ...

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17.05.2017

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Cefic Calls for Assessment of Future Energy Needs

Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, launched its analysis of the EU’s recent ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ legislative proposal.

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26.04.2017

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Positive Short-Term Outlook for EU Chemical Sector

Cefic Chemical Trends Report (CTR) — a monthly economic snapshot of the European chemical sector in Europe — shows a spike in output in many chemical subsectors during the first two months of 2017 (year-on-year).

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20.02.2017

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EU Chemicals Urge Commission to Implement Industry Strategy

Cefic, the EU chemical industry council, along with more than 90 other industry associations in Brussels, have signed a joint declaration to the European Commission.

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30.11.2016

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Chemical Industry Welcomes Favorable EU Energy Package

As the EU settles on the outlines of a future common energy policy in its recently released ‘Winter Package’, Interest groups position themselves along the sidelines. While environmentalists criticise a „lack of vision on renewables“, the chemical industry welcomes the agenda.

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09.11.2016

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Chemical Industry Searches for a New Relationship to the US

“Woken up in a different world” – The EU chemical industry, representing over 1.2million jobs and bringing 550 billion Euro to the EU economy, has voiced concerns about the uncertainties in the wake of 2016’s presidential elections…

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03.11.2016

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European Chemical Industry to Cut Its Water Bill

A new report shows major water eco-efficiency of EU chemical industry: European chemical industry association Cefic presented results from a ground-breaking water sustainability project which was sponsored jointly between the European Commission FP7 programme and industry stakeho...

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